art

For the first time in nearly a decade, rich people invested more in art than wine

4 months ago admin2 Comments Off on For the first time in nearly a decade, rich people invested more in art than wine
If you had near-endless amounts of money, what would you spend it on? Every year, global real estate consultancy Knight Frank and real estate firm Douglas Elliman dig into this question and compile the answers in The Wealth Report, which was unveiled in New York this week. The report highlights the spending patterns of the world’s ultra high Read More

The Vatican is opening its arms to Pop art

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The Vatican is opening its arms to Pop art
Andy Warhol is going to Rome. The Art Newspaper reports that the Andy Warhol Museum and the Vatican Museums are in final talks to hold a major exhibition of Warhol’s work. It would show both at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the city where Warhol grew up, and in the Vatican itself, in Read More

DC Comics history is being retold through the eyes of marginalized heroes

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The Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years A Slave will retell DC Comics’ history through the eyes of its historically marginalized heroes. John Ridley, who also wrote The American Way for DC Comics, is working on a new mini-series called The Other History of the DC Universe that will explore landmark moments in DC and US history from the Read More

Blockchain-Based Digital Art – Passing Fad or the Next Big Thing?

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Blockchain-Based Digital Art – Passing Fad or the Next Big Thing?
Featured Two words: Crypto Kitties. Last week’s feel-good story, infused with the perfect blend of cute, kitsch, and crazy, was all about “breedable digital babies” – virtual cats which exist on the ethereum network. Their viral success – and that of similar projects such as rare pepe blockchain cards – are innovative instances of digital Read More

This photo collection visualizes everyday Egypt in outer space

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on This photo collection visualizes everyday Egypt in outer space
In a popular 1988 song, the Egyptian actor and singer Medhat Salah sang about the desire to live in Kawkab Tani—or another planet. In the track, Salah spoke of wanting to put (in Arabic) an “impervious, tall, and abominable barrier between him and his self, between his body and soul, between day and night.” Almost Read More

“The Disaster Artist” is a surprisingly poignant argument for art—even the worst of it

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on “The Disaster Artist” is a surprisingly poignant argument for art—even the worst of it
I never thought I would ever feel bad for Tommy Wiseau, the inscrutable mind responsible for what many have deemed the worst movie ever made, The Room. I didn’t think I would ever admire Wiseau either, but here we are. James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, a film about the ridiculous creation of The Room, has Read More

This delightful interactive pop-up book is a love child between paper and technology

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on This delightful interactive pop-up book is a love child between paper and technology
In 2011, Brooklyn-based graphic designer Kelli Anderson created a wedding invitation that became a viral sensation. The booklet-style card came with a working record player made with a sewing needle and a piece of cardboard. It played a garbled version of an original song that the couple composed. The overwhelming response to her initial foray Read More

Win A Limited Edition CoinJournal Art Print

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Win A Limited Edition CoinJournal Art Print
To celebrate what has been yet another incredible year in the history of Bitcoin, CoinJournal has partnered with our friends at Bitcoinshirt.co to commission a limited edition A3 art print. Each print is hand numbered (Limited to 100 pieces) and made from 300GSM board with 2 colour variants available. To celebrate the holiday season, we’ve Read More

Pussy Riot and others are showing protest art in London because they can’t in Russia

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Pussy Riot and others are showing protest art in London because they can’t in Russia
In Russia, political protest and art are often inextricable. Members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot were arrested for their criticism of Putin while performing in a Moscow cathedral. The performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky once sat naked in front of Lenin’s Mausoleum, and nailed his scrotum to the stone pavement. He was later taken Read More